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: — + A writer In the " Morning Peat " telli a strange tsle of " anolent Holyrood," whloh he says should be at odob oontradloted or confirmed. Some vlaltors who lately went through the Qjeen of Soots' apartment! there were shown by the golde^ who seenv d to have spoken a Httlo boyond hit commlßnlon, a oertaln passage and a large jotting atone like a stop, and the follow j Ing ourloDß statement was then let fall, A eh >rt tlmo ago, when some repairs were being made ln^the Qacen of Soots' room, a stonemason strnok the jotting oat stono above mentioned, wbloh rang hollow. He had the cariosity to tarn it up, and dUcovurod the ronulns of a baby wrapped m cloth of gold, an<3 marked " J." Now, it is well-known that Mary Stuart gave birth to J mes I of England and the VI.. of Scotland m the adjoining room, aud that immediately after the birth the ohlld was (removed and brought up else* where, the Qaeen •bowing small Interest m her offspring. Now, supposing thp real ohlld, the real James, is the infant wrapped m oloth of gold, lying coder that atone, who was the other ohlld who afterwards reigned as James I. of England and VI. of Scotland ? Did this question ever ooour to the authorities? This will be best answered by asking bow they are said to have treated the dlsoovery. They telegraphed <it onoe to the high personage m London whoso business It ia to oontrol Holyrocd Palace, What did he di ? He sent book wp:d "to makp no fast about it," but to replaoft the baby m oloth of pold marked " J," under the atone, and presumably thore he still lies. But the question remains to bo answered , If that is Mary Stnart's baby, and the rightful heir, who was that other baby ? apd why, when the supposed original turned up In oloth of gold, wai there no fats to be made 1 If this Is all a mare's nest It fiihlgh time that people who go to Holy rood should know it, let alone those whom it may oonoern even more nearly. * fVMMHMSHMMMSMMMHsnMMBtM


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A STRANGE STORY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2060, 11 February 1889

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A STRANGE STORY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2060, 11 February 1889